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Digital Photography And Yoga Course

Puntarenas, Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

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Split your time between finding inner peace with relaxing yoga classes unleashing the creative within as you learn to capture inspirational images of Costa Rica for a holiday with a difference.

The rich colours and beauty of the tropical paradise that is Costa Rica make a perfect setting for a photography course.  Your talented local guide will take you to breathtaking locations so that you can take home unique photos to really be proud of.

Suitable for first time photographers to professionals looking to learn new techniques, this course can be tailored to your own personal level of experience.

Your photography course is designed to give beginners a working knowledge of the elements of digital photography including lighting, composition, apertures, shutter speeds and much more. You’ll also learn the basics of photo editing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, while the more advanced learn new techniques and the best way to apply these to your work.

Experience this tropical paradise through the lens as you go on excursions to stunning photo locations to capture scenery, locals, wildlife and more on this learning holiday with a difference.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, your yoga classes are designed to leave with the tools necessary to enrich and deepen your practice.

Your yoga classes will take place in a mixture of naturally beautiful outdoor settings around the area, so that you can truly unwind and be at one with nature during your classes while absorbing the stunning scenery of Costa Rica.

Your experienced yoga instructors are trained in various types of yoga, including Iyengar based Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara or Bikram.

Pursue your passion for photography and feel the incredible benefits of relaxing yoga classes on this learning holiday with a difference.

- Photography courses are also suitable for all from beginners to more advanced photographers
- Yoga classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to intermediate yogis
- Minimum age 18

Travelling Solo?
- Most people on these holidays travel solo as they make great singles holidays
- This school in Costa Rica is really social and the focus is on making friends, learning a new skill and most importantly, having fun!
- The school organises a host of social & cultural activities to help you get to know your classmates
- This holiday is perfect for solo travellers to meet like-minded students

Photography And Yoga Holiday Start Days
- Classes start on Mondays and run year round
- Your classes will take place Monday – Fridays
- If you book the optional accommodation with this course, you'll check-in on the Sunday before the course starts and check out the Saturday after the course ends
- It’s not a problem if you’d like to extend your stay and this school offers longer duration courses – just email us at and we’ll be happy to arrange a course to suit you

Photography And Yoga Holiday Itinerary
Your classes will take place on Monday – Friday, and the exact times will be confirmed during your stay

Digital Photography
- You will have 10 hours of photography classes per week fitting in around your yoga classes

Yoga Lessons
- Yoga classes take place at 7am every day apart from Wednesday when they are held at 6.30pm or 8pm
- Your yoga classes last 1.5 hours each
- Yoga classes will be taken on the beach, in the gardens or in the yoga studio

About Your Photography And Yoga Instructors
- Your tutors are all fully qualified and are extremely passionate about their teaching
- Your tutors will teach in a fun and informal style with the aim to accelerate your learning to the next level
- Instructors aim to inspire and pass on their passion during your classes and will encourage and give confidence to you through their teaching

Who Are Our Guests
- Holidays are typically made up of international travellers looking to get more from their holiday
- Ages vary, but the typical customer falls in to the 20-40 age bracket though we have no age limit at all
- Over 80% of our guests travel solo
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new skill and culture

What Will I Learn?

Digital Photography
- You will learn techniques on how to choose your subject and capture the best shot
- Beginners will gain a working knowledge of the elements of digital photography including lighting, composition, apertures, shutter speeds
- During your days in the studio, you will learn how to edit and enhance your shots using software such as Photoshop and Adobe light room
- More advanced level students will learn new techniques and the best way to apply these to your work
- During your days in the studio, you will learn how to edit your shots
- You will visit a number of different, inspiring locations to capture your images including the jungle, beaches, waterfalls, towns and more

- You will have 1.5 hours of yoga each day from Monday to Friday each week
- The certified instructors offer a wide variety of approaches including Iyengar based Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Anusara based classes
- Your yoga teacher will guide you through the postures designed to build strength, stamina, alignment and to rebalance your body after the exertion of surfing
- Enjoy practicing yoga in various settings both in the studio and outside to help you get the most out of your Costa Rica holiday
- Yoga mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own

Equipment To Bring
- Please bring your own digital camera (with manual)
- It is a good idea to bring an extra memory card, a back-up battery for your camera, and portable hard drive or blank DVDs for backing up your files
- All equipment needed for yoga will be provided

Optional Accommodation In Costa Rica
- This school offers a choice of Home Stay accommodation or student residence
- Home Stay is where you stay with a local Costa Rican family and practice your Spanish skills and learn where the best places to visit are
- Most people choose to stay in the well-equipped on-site student accommodation, located just a few minutes from the beach, restaurants and bars.
- In the shared house accommodation you will share a dorm with other travellers (please note that rooms are mixed both male and female).
- Solo travellers can share a twin room with a shared bathroom with another guest (of the same sex) for no single supplement
- Solo travellers who prefer to have their own private single room can pay a compulsory single supplement for their own private room with either a shared bathroom or a private bathroom, subject to availability (see the costing and extras tab for prices)
- You can add your accommodation onto your holiday during the booking process
- To view more details on the accommodation types offered, click on the ‘optional accommodation’ tab

- No meals are included in this package unless you choose the optional accommodation Home Stay option where breakfast and dinner are provided daily (see ‘Optional Accommodation’ tab
- There are plenty of bars, restaurants and grocery stores located just a short walk from the school for you to explore and eat out with your fellow students

Free Time In Costa Rica
- There is so much to see and do around the area of Jaco Beach
- You can choose to take a field trip kayaking and snorkelling along the coast and a waterfall hike to the 'Three Pools'
- A variety of marine life can be seen around the reefs including tropical fish, lobster, corals, and much more
- Other optional excursions through the school include visits to the Rainforest or a Crocodile River tour
- You will have plenty of time to kick back on the surf beaches and relax or practice your new found skills
- Just let the school know during your stay which activities you’d like to join and they will be happy to help you to organise your trip

Come back with zest in your step, a leaner body and a rejuvenated mind as well as fantastic digital photography skills on this quirky learning holiday with a difference set in stunning Costa Rica.

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